Yes, I’ve wiped a good share of bums and am proud of it!
I always carried diaper cream around when my kids were babies. My son, especially, would get diaper rash easily and it would get bad very quickly.
How to prevent diaper rash:
- Change baby out of wet and especially out of soiled diaper immedietly
- Clean area thoroughly with moistened wipe.
- If your child has sensitive skin don’t use scented wet wipes! A wash cloth and warm water or disposable dry wipes without any added chemicals (you get them wet yourself) work great.
- Allow area to dry, I would have a cloth diaper handy to dry the area or if you’re at home, let baby be naked for a while. Put blankets down to protect the carpet from any accidents.
- Use diaper cream with every change to protect skin
- Check for food allergies and sensitivities, my kids would get rashes on their faces and bottoms after eating anything citrus, such as fruit and tomatoes until after they were two years old.
Over time I definitely found my favorite skin creams and some that I disliked. A top skin cream that is now available in the USA, I was able to review recently is this:
I highly recommend Hipoglos Skin Protectant Ointment for treating and preventing diaper rash.
- It has lanolin which is naturally good for the skin
- It hardly has any smell
- Goes on very smooth
- Relieves itchy irritated skin immedietly
- Heals rashes quickly
- Washes off hands without too much trouble
- Whitens your nails
Why do I still keep diaper ointment around?
Besides the fact that it whitens my nails? My kids and I have sensitive skin and both of my kids bodies are always warm. Their doctor says some people just run warmer than others. This being the case, they get heat rashes underarms, in private areas, even behind the ears no matter how often or well they wash. I myself sometimes do as well.
|Works great underarms.
Big kids can apply it themselves
Hipoglos works great on all of us for any of these irritating skin rashes.
My kids are in the habit by now to not only brush their teeth and wash their faces before bed, but to check themselves over for irritated skin.
If they notice any redness where skin can chafe, we first clean the area with a warm washcloth, don’t use soap unless it is very mild with no fragrance added, and then apply Hipoglos skin protectant.
Usually the rash is gone by the next morning!
How to prevent and heal skin rashes on children
- Bathe or shower at least every other day
- Don’t use harsh soaps, shampoo, or bubble baths with sensitive skin, buy natural brands made for sensitive skin
- Use natural laundry soaps and always wash new clothes, sheets, and blankets before use (the starch in new fabrics can cause itchy rashes)
- Don’t use bleach in laundry or any harsh cleaners in the bathtub without thoroughly rinsing it out before your child’s bath.
- Scrub skin with warm washcloth to rid dirt, sweat, and dead skin cells
- Check areas that can chafe daily; underarms, private areas, behind ears
- Clean, let dry, then apply Hipoglos skin protectant liberally to irritated skin
For extra relief and fast healing of rashes, soak in a warm tub with ground oatmeal or a natural oatmeal bath powder and 1/2 to 1 cup of baking soda. Repeat every few hours for very bad rashes.
Note: this advice is from an experienced mom and childcare provider, take your child to the doctor if you’re not sure what the rash is from or are at all concerned that it’s anything other than a typical diaper rash/skin irritation.
This post is sponsored by Hipoglos. All opinions are my own.
Anne Campbell says
Thanks for the tips and the thorough review! This sounds like a really good product, and I'm going to check it our for my kids.